It’s no secret we all want to eat the entire bowl of cookie dough rather than bake it, so why not make a recipe for that purpose! This Cottage Cheese Cookie Dough Dip uses the creamy texture of cottage cheese for a rich and delightful dessert.
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Cookie Dough Dip
Eating bits of dough before sending your cookies off to the oven feels like a guilty pleasure or something you’re ‘not supposed to do’. So I’ve created a cookie dough recipe with the intention of eating it straight up!!
This Cottage Cheese Cookie Dough is a delicious treat made with vanilla cake mix, mini chocolate chips and edible cookie dough bites (yes, just like the kind in your blizzard at Dariy Queen)
The addition of cottage cheese to the dip makes it rich and velvety, while also adding extra protein to the mix! Cottage cheese has definitely been having a moment of food fandom on social media, and for a good reason.
Blending it up, it becomes this silky and creamy substance that is irresistible contributing to all of the viral cottage cheese recipes! The creamy goodness of cottage cheese works in both sweet and savory dishes and does not disappoint (try this Cottage Cheese Chip Dip or these Sweet Potato Egg Cups with cottage cheese). It may seem like an old school food, but there's no wonder why food bloggers love it!
Cure your sweet tooth and eat this cookie dough on top of ice cream ice cream, as a dip with dunking vessels like strawberries, apples, or graham crackers, or straight up with a spoon! However you choose you’re sure to LOVE this delicious snack.
- Country Fresh Cottage Cheese - The star of our recipe, adding 11 grams of protein per serving! I used 4% large curd, but small curd works, too. And if you want even more protein, add a ¼ cup vanilla protein powder.
- Vanilla Cake Mix - Use your favorite brand! We are using it dry so you won't need to have the other ingredients listed on the box.
- Mini Chocolate Chips - I like semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips.
- Edible Cookie Dough Bites - I used the Ben & Jerry’s cookie dough bites found in the freezer section.
See the recipe card below for a complete list of ingredients and measurements along with the full recipe.
Substitutions and Variations
There are so many ways to switch up this edible cottage cheese cookie dough dip. Play with your favorite mix-ins! Here are some of my suggestions:
- Add creamy peanut butter and chopped peanut butter cups for a tasty Resee’s version!
- Make a Samoa dip with toasted coconut and a drizzle of caramel swirled in.
- Dippable s’mores anyone? Add mini marshmallows instead of cookie dough bites and add crushed graham crackers.
- Make a version to mimic these Copycat Starbuck's Bliss Bars by using white chocolate chips and dried cranberries.
How to Make This Recipe
1. In a food processor, blend the cottage cheese until smooth. Roughly 45 seconds.
2. Add the softened cool whip and whipped cottage cheese to a large mixing bowl. Use an electric hand mixer to beat them together until smooth.
3. Fold in the dry vanilla cake mix and milk with the cottage cheese mixture. Continue to beat together until combined. If needed, add another 1-2 tsp of milk until it’s light and fluffy.
4. Fold in the mini chocolate chips and mini edible cookie dough bites. Place into a serving dish and garnish with more chocolate chips.
5. Serve with fresh berries, apple slices, pretzels, or graham crackers for dipping. Enjoy!
The dipping options for this sweet treat are endless! Serve your dip with:
- Fresh fruit like strawberries, banana coins, or apple slices.
- Graham Crackers or animal crackers
- Cookies like vanilla wafers or oreos
- Something salty like Ritz crackers or pretzels
I like using a cookie scoop as a serving utensil to keep with the cookie dough theme.
Be sure to beat the cottage cheese and cool whip until smooth. It should have no clumps!
I recommend storing it without the edible cookie dough mixed in as it will get too soft. For best results, add right before enjoying!
Store your edible cookie dough in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days (if it lasts that long!). You can freeze it too, and then if you let it slightly thaw and take a spoon to it. The result is like cottage cheese ice cream.
Yes! The base of this dip doesn’t contain any raw eggs so it’s perfectly safe to consume raw (and I highly recommend NOT trying to bake it). For your cookie dough bites do not just break apart raw traditional cookie dough, make sure you’re purchasing a package that says ‘edible’. I like the Ben & Jerry’s ones.
The cake mix is contributing to the dips sweetness. If you want it more sweet, I recommend adding a ¼ cup of powdered sugar (as opposed to granulated white sugar which will give the dip a grainy texture) or ¼ cup maple syrup. If you want it less sweet, use less cake mix.
Depending on the cottage cheese you use, your dip may turn out slightly thicker or thinner than desired. Low fat cottage cheese may result in a thicker dip because it has less cream in it. Add an extra tablespoon of milk to the mixture to thin it slightly.
If you're using 4% or higher cottage cheese, your dip may be thinner. Add small amounts cake mix (a tablespoon at a time) and mix thoroughly until the texture meets your personal preference.
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Cottage Cheese Cookie Dough
- Food Processor
- electric hand mixer
- Mixing Bowl
- Rubber Spatula
- 16 oz 4% cottage cheese, Country Fresh, large curd
- 4 oz whipped topping, thawed
- ½ box vanilla cake mix
- 2 tbsp milk
- 1 cup mini chocolate chips
- 1 cup edible mini cookie dough bites
- Apple Slices
- Graham Crackers
- In a food processor, blend the cottage cheese until smooth. Roughly 45 seconds.
- Add the softened cool whip and whipped cottage cheese to a large mixing bowl. Use an electric hand mixer to beat them together until smooth.
- Fold in the dry vanilla cake mix and milk with the cottage cheese mixture. Continue to beat together until combined. If needed, add another 1-2 tsp of milk until it’s light and fluffy.
- Fold in the mini chocolate chips and mini edible cookie dough bites. Place into a serving dish and garnish with more chocolate chips.
- Serve with fresh berries, apple slices, pretzels, or graham crackers. Enjoy!
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